Despite being disproportionately impacted by disasters, women’s leadership in times of crisis still goes unrecognised and under resourced. And yet, when disasters strike, women are the first to take action, often putting their lives on the line to protect others.
Across the world millions of women face injustice daily, compounded by crises and conflict, which exacerbates pre-existing gender inequalities. However, we know that when a woman is placed at the centre of the emergency response, she builds resilience for herself and her community, the capability to defend her rights, and leadership skills that last a lifetime.
Join ActionAid Australia for an exclusive World Humanitarian Day event on 18 August 2022 at 4 PM (AEST) / 2 AM (EDT) to celebrate the leadership and resilience of women on the frontlines of crisis around the globe. This includes an exclusive Q&A with Carol Angir, as she shares her experiences working with women leaders in Romania as part of the response to the crisis in Ukraine.
Click here to register for the event.
➡️Looking for more opportunities to collaborate with colleagues, learn and find valuable resources on Gender Equality? Go back to CoP Gender's dashboard to check out the latest curated engagements, resources, and knowledge available for your community. [Accessible to UNDP personnel only]
➡️Do ‘follow’ the CoP Gender tag and sign up to the CoP Gender mailing list to receive regular updates! [Accessible to UNDP personnel only]